THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Dr. Wayne A. Covioux
Dr. Wayne A. Covioux, 88, of Pembine, passed away Monday, March 13, at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain, Mi.
Born Sept. 23, 1928 in Norway, to the late Frank and Jennie (Anderson) Covioux, he graduated from Manitowoc High School and served in the United States Army from Aug. 27, 1948 to Aug. 26, 1952.
He married Alice Hendrickson on Dec. 24, 1954 in Manitowoc and moved to Oshkosh in 1956, where he opened a practice in Optometry. He was a life member of the Wisconsin Optometric Association, American Legion Post in Oshkosh, the NRA and the Jake Menghini Museum in Norway and a charter member of the Oshkosh-Lakeshore Lions Club. A man of deep faith, he was active in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pembine and was very patriotic.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, cribbage, pinochle, pontoon rides and dinner parties at his house on the river.
He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Bernice Johnson of Ocala, Fla., Betty (Roy) Schurdevin of Fargo, N.D. and Barbara (Jim) Mattfeld of Frazee, Mn.; many nieces and nephews; his Menominee River family and many friends.
Visitation will be held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pembine on Friday, March 17 from 9:30 a.m. until time of the funeral services at 11 a.m. Pastor Jeremy Nausin and Pastor Gene Wickman will officiate followed by interment in Norway Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in his name. Ortman Funeral Home of Norway is assisting the family with arrangements.